Sunday , October 22 2017

Samsung announce the Gear Fit2 – Australian launch coming soon


Alongside their new fitness-tracking headphones Samsung announced a refresh to their Gear Fit line, the Gear Fit2, and by the looks of it, it’s a fairly significant upgrade. The Gear Fit2 is half fitness tracker half smartwatch. It’s hard to find any aspect of the Fit2 that isn’t a significant upgrade over the original.

The Gear Fit 2 features:

  • 1.5″ curved AMOLED display @ 216 x 432
  • Tizen OS
  • 512GM Ram
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 200mAh battery
  • GPS, Barometer, Heart rate Monitor, Accelerometer and a Gyroscope
  • Compatibility with ALL android 4.4 and above devices wit ha minim of 1.5 GB RAM
  • Black, Blue and pink bands
  • IP68 weather intrusion protection
  • Two band sizes: Small 125 – 170 mm and Large 155 – 210 mm
  • 24.5 x 51.2 mm
  • 28 grams

That’s a lot of watch in a little package. Samsung has packed a lot of functionality into this little guy including:

  • Notification support (SMS, Calls, E-Mail, apps and calendar)
  • Stand alone Music player (with local file support)
  • Fitness tracking
      • Heart rate monitoring
      • distance traveled
      • Pace
      • Route traveled (via GPS)
      • Calories burned
      • Automatic activity detection for 15 activities (including Exercise bike, Step machine, Treadmill, Pilates, Yoga, Lunges, Crunches, Squats and more)

While not a fully featured Smartwatch the Gear Fit2 is also more than just your average fitness tracker. If you’re serious about your fitness then the Gear Fit2 may be something you’ll want to look at when it becomes available. With Samsung opening compatibility up to all post-Android 4.4 phones with at least 1.5GB of RAM non-Samsung phone users will no longer be excluded.

We’ve been in contact with Samsung Australia re local pricing and availability, at present all they were able to share was “Samsung Gear Fit2 will be launching in Australia very soon. Pricing and availability will be shared closer to the local launch dates”. We will stay in contact and will let you know all the details when they become available.

Are you interested in getting a Ger Fit2 onto your wrist? Let us know below.

Source: Samsung.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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5 Comments on "Samsung announce the Gear Fit2 – Australian launch coming soon"

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Brendan Adams
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Brendan Adams
I moved on from Samsung. I loved my Gear S in so many ways but it fell short in a few things in BIG ways. the battery life was woeful. constantly braking the ridiculous charger and limited integration outside the samsung ecosystem. Leaving my phone at home while i went to a concert or a football game was awesome and it kept me persisting with the watch. Eventually the battery life deteriorated so much it rendered the watch useless. I waited, for what seemed the longest time, for the Gear S2 gsm but it just never came. I listed all… Read more »
Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

I read overseas launch will be 10 June at US$179. Pre orders 3 June.

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Manager

Possibly, but no invites for a local event have been sent out yet. And if they were planning a 10th of June event they would have sent them by now. We’ve asked for more info, we’ll see if they have anything further to say.

Tango India Mike
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Tango India Mike

Duncan, any word on a Gear s2 (standard or classic) update form Samsung?

Valued Guest

Nothing as yet, but I’m watching the FCC like a hawk!


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